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How to Animate Editable Text Using the Text Tool in Cartoon Animator - The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Editable Text in Cartoon Animator

The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Editable Text in Cartoon Animator.
If you're sick of importing all your text into Cartoon Animator as props then The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Editable Text in Cartoon Animator will open your mind to what is possible with Cartoon Animator's inbuilt Text Tool.

Imagine being able to set up a template project complete with animated editable text that you can just update right inside Cartoon Animator at any time.

While Cartoon Animator's Text Tool is as old as the software itself it's far more versatile than people give it credit for. Learn everything you need to know about the tool in just eleven videos with a total run time of two hours, twenty minutes, including:
  • How it works.
  • How to get the best text out of it.
  • What its limitations are.
Then be inspired by the five bonus videos to take a new look at the tool and what is actually possible when it comes to animating text. Learn how to:
  • Animate text with transform and transition curves.
  • Add drop shadows.
  • Create Embossed text.
  • Combine text with animatable character templates.
  • Key frame text along an uneven path.
Who would've thought anyone could make a two hour forty minute course on just one tool but it's really worth the time you'll save not messing around importing text from external software when you didn't really need to.

Challenge yourself to create amazing animated titles or other text based animations with what you'll learn.

The Lazy Animator Guide to Animating Editable Text in Cartoon Animator is available in my store now for just USD$29.95.

It's my first course made for Cartoon Animator 5 (but totally relevant if your using an earlier version of the software because the tool hasn't changed since version one of Cartoon Animator).

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